AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:18:03 -0400 Trial: dengue shot offers some protection Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:12:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/10/EU-MED--Dengue.Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-MED--Dengue.Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-5063 LONDON (AP) — The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial. Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:19:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/10/US-MED--HIV.Baby-Cure_/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--HIV.Baby-Cure_ c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-526e A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold. Compounding pharmacy oversight changes signed Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:49:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/10/US-Compounding-Pharmacies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Compounding-Pharmacies c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-5319 BOSTON (AP) — Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight of the pharmacies. WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:58:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/10/US--WellPoint-CEO.Interview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--WellPoint-CEO.Interview c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-53d0 NEW YORK (AP) — WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office. Biographical information on Joseph Swedish Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:26:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/10/US--WellPoint.CEO-Bio.Box/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--WellPoint.CEO-Bio.Box c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-53d1 NAME: Joseph R. Swedish WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:22:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/10/AS--Asia-MERS-Virus/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS--Asia-MERS-Virus c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-5516 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome. Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:17:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/09/US-MED--Psych.Drug.Emergencies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Psych.Drug.Emergencies c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-57d6 CHICAGO (AP) — Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests. Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:28:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/09/US-MED--Psych.Drug.Emergencies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Psych.Drug.Emergencies c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-57f9 CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults. Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:56:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/09/US--General.Mills-New.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--General.Mills-New.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-58e2 NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:14:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/09/US--Veterans-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Veterans-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-5bd0 WASHINGTON (AP) — A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems. Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:40:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/08/US--Veterans-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Veterans-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-5f17 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Department of Veterans Affairs against employees who filed whistleblower complaints — including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing health care scandal involving long patient waits and falsified records at VA hospitals and clinics became public. Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:04:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/09/US--Rethinking.Pot-Washington/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Rethinking.Pot-Washington c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-5cf6 SEATTLE (AP) — Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? Man kills wife, self at Washington medical complex Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:30:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/08/US-Medical-Complex-Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Medical-Complex-Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-5e7c SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say a gunman fatally shot his wife Tuesday morning before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center. Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:03:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/08/US-MED--Forgotten.Smallpox/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Forgotten.Smallpox c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-6099 ATLANTA (AP) — Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box. UN: 50 new Ebola cases in 2 African nations Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:00:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/08/EU-United-Nations-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-United-Nations-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-6104 GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says there have been 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia since last week as the disease, among the deadliest in the world, keeps spreading in West Africa. 4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:30:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/08/US-MED--Cellphones.Only/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Cellphones.Only c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-62cb ATLANTA (AP) — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows. Ghana: Quarantined US citizen tested for Ebola Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:49:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/07/AF--West.Africa-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--West.Africa-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-65ea ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Health officials in Ghana say a U.S. citizen is being tested for Ebola and remains in quarantine after he fell ill while in West Africa. No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:20:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/07/US-MED-Intern-Boot-Camp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Intern-Boot-Camp c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-6821 CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved. Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:12:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/06/US-Supreme-Court-Birth-Control/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Supreme-Court-Birth-Control c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-6b46 WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough? Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls' Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:33:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/06/US-Mental-Hospital-Forgotten-Souls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Mental-Hospital-Forgotten-Souls c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-6a9d SALEM, Ore. (AP) — They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.